Whether you're a part-time employee who gets paid minimum wage or your a CEO of a large company making millions a year, there's always the chance that somehow, work will mess with your schedule and you'll miss something important. What could that be? A friends wedding, graduation or the worst, an Oklahoma State football game.
But that's okay, sometimes work is more important than a game (but probably not). So that's why you have us, because right here, right now, we're about to give you a list of each Oklahoma State game with an importance level on a scale of one to 10. One being you can be on call, 10 being you need to get off the grid and make sure no one can find you.
@ Central Michigan - September 3, 2015
Ranking - 5.5
This one could be a lot lower. CMU isn't a great team by any means, but they were a bowl team last year and could make the Cowboys sweat for a bit during the first half. However, it's not really the match up that got this game the ranking it has, it's the fact that it's the first game of the year and it'll tell us a lot about this Cowboy football team.
Central Arkansas - September 12, 2015
Ranking - 2
This game will probably be a snooze. It's the lowest ranking of the Cowboys games only because Kansas is homecoming. This is the Oklahoma State way of playing Buffalo.
UTSA - September 19, 2015
Ranking - 3.5
The last game of the nonconference schedule should be another win but it should be some fun. It'll be Mason Rudolphs first time to play a team that could be a possible bowl team at the end of the season at home. It'll also mark the last time we see the Cowboys at home until October.
@ Texas - September 26, 2015
Ranking - 6.5
This could be a good game. It's in Austin, which is always a tough trip, and could pose a threat to the Cowboys early in the season if the Longhorns can get the offense together. It's ranked a 6.5 simply because of the product that the 'Horns may be putting on the field, but the ranking could go up after we see the first three games for Texas. Also, if you haven't been to DKR, you should go.
Kansas State - October 3, 2015
Ranking - 7.25
Bill Snyder lost a lot after the 2014 season and this year may not be nice to him. However, it could be one of his last times in Stillwater and his teams usually put up a fight even if they're not that great. Make sure to get in town to see this one if you can, if not, it'll still be good on TV.
@ West Virginia - October 10, 2015
Ranking - 8.7
West Virginia should be good this year. It doesn't help that when they face Oklahoma State they'll be ending a three game streak of playing TCU, Baylor and OU. OSU will be their first home game of the conference year and it's their homecoming, if I'm not mistaken. Morgantown would be a great trip for any fan, but it'll be tough for the team. You need to watch this game, especially if we see WVU play as well as everyone is thinking they can after the first five or so games.
Kansas (Homecoming) - October 24, 2015
Ranking - 5.25
This ranking has nothing to do with the product the Jayhawks will put on the field and everything with the fact that it's homecoming and the first game after a bye. The Cowboys could potentially have only one or no losses at this point, which could make for a fun homecoming weekend in Stillwater. Without it being homecoming, this game goes to a .25 ranking.
@ Teas Tech - October 31, 2015
Ranking - 4.75
You won't be missing much. If you like to see high flying offenses and no defense from one team, than you should watch this. The game might be decent for a little while, but I'm not sold on the defense in Lubbock. However, if you have kids who want to go Trick-Or-Treating and your wife is making you take them, you can do that. This is another team to keep an eye on, though. If they prove to have a surprising defense, than the ranking goes up.
TCU - November 7, 2015
Ranking - 9.5
Yes. That's all you need to know. It'd be a perfect 10 if I knew that they could stay healthy for another year. TCU should and will be a force to reckon with this year and if they can stay healthy again, could be in the College Football Playoff. One thing about college sports though is that the crowd can actually take a team out of a game, so it's the most importance that Cowboy fans sell out Boone Pickens for the last few games of the 2015 season, starting now.
@ Iowa State - November 14, 2015
Ranking - 5.75
The last time the Cowboys had an undefeated record and went here, it was bad. However, since then it's been a lot better as the Cowboys have beaten the Cyclones by an average score of 42-19. The Cyclones likely won't win this year, but Sam Richardson could be an interesting watch, Paul Rhoads could be fighting for his career and Ames is always a fun trip.
Baylor - November 21, 2015
Ranking - 9
The Bears haven't won in Stillwater in a while and Oklahoma State has only lost to Baylor three times since some 2015 freshman were born (1996). However, this isn't the Baylor of the past, since 2010 they have two wins over the Cowboys in Waco, both in convincing fashion. This year should be a fun watch if Seth Russell is as good as the Waco faithful are saying he is. Defense could actually be the difference in this game, and if Baylor or OSU are undefeated on November 21, this game jumps to a 10.
Oklahoma - November 28, 2015
Ranking - 10
Everyone knew this would be the one perfect score game. It's Bedlam, and no matter what, the Cowboys will be playing for something at this point. Whether it's for the Big 12 Championship or the last time to try for a sixth win, this is a big game. Oklahoma State could make it three of the last five Bedlam wins, a sign that this thing really could be turning around.